School of Business - Undergraduate Degree Programs
The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the hallmark of excellence in business education. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and just 5% of programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB international accreditation. Meredith is one of only two women's colleges in the world to have earned this distinction.
The School of Business builds upon Meredith’s strong liberal arts tradition and develops the knowledge and skills needed for fulfilling careers. With hands-on learning and collaborative student-faculty relationships, business majors have a tremendous competitive edge when entering the job market.
In today’s economy, employers increasingly insist on hiring individuals who are both trained in the liberal arts and prepared to become productive employees.
Undergraduate business programs offered at Meredith are:
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Students majoring in accounting or business administration take a common set of core courses that provide the foundation for understanding business in the global economy. The common courses are as follows:
BUS 150 or BUS 300
All students majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics must complete at least 50% of the credit hours for that major at Meredith.
The School of Business also offers minors of 18-21 hours each in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, human resource management, international business and marketing.
Depending on the major and/or minor selected, students take specialized courses in order to prepare for various careers.
How do you choose the right business major for you?
Consider the career preparation offered by each major.
If you are interested in positions in public accounting, governmental and non-profit organizations, internal auditing, taxation and managerial accounting, you should major in accounting.
If you are interested in a career in fields as varied as banking, consulting, marketing or human resource management, you should consider a major in business administration.
What can you do with an economics major? This program will prepare you for research, planning and management positions in business, financial institutions, non-profit organizations or government agencies.